Enjoy the moderate climate, culture, and beautiful landscape of the Barrier Islands of the Charleston area in your active retirement. Whether you are looking to age in place and want to update your Summerville home or if you want to design a new home in any of the coastal areas of Sullivan’s, Kiawah, Seabrook, or Daniel Island, work with an architect who understands the changing needs of mature adults. Our approach goes beyond grab bars. Our customized process seeks to understand your lifestyle, your hobbies, and the needs of your family. We then design your dream home so that it can adapt for you as you age throughout retirement.
Thrive in place in your custom designed home. Are you relocating to the Charleston for retirement or converting a vacation home into your permanent residence? Swallowtail Architecture works throughout the Barrier Islands to design homes to suite your retirement goals for your family. Nothing can replace talking directly with an architect about your project. Every client is different and your retirement needs are unique. Seek the advice of a professional at the beginning of your project. Are you just getting started and need more information about finding, hiring, and working with an architect? Are you ready to start? Contact Swallowtail Architecture about your project.
Portfolio of Homes
A Selection of Home Designs for Aging in Place from Our Portfolio
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From Rachel’s Desk
News and Information about Architecture for Aging in Place
Deciding to Age in Place
What to Consider When Deciding to Stay in Your Home for Retirement "The coastal communities of South Carolina may be the perfect setting for your [...]
Designing Homes to Meet DRB Standards in Seabrook Village
We are currently working on a home design in Seabrook Village on Seabrook Island. Seabrook Village is a planned community with small lots allowing [...]
Lowcountry Living: Designing Your Empty Nester Retirement Dream Home
'Retirement,' isn't that a nice word? It likely brings up a vision you have for your life in your golden years and the activities and [...]
LOMR Process Gains Approval for Elevated Pool on Sullivan’s Island
Different jurisdictions along the coast of South Carolina have different criteria for elevated pools. The criteria is dependent on the regulations of the city and [...]
Getting a Space Lift, Renovations for Different Life Stages
Renovations help homeowners turn new leaf for different stages in life. Our homeowner's were featured in a story written by Sybil Fix for the Post [...]
Swallowtail Aging in Place Design Featured in Post and Courier
Swallowtail’s architect, Rachel Burton AIA and her client Ann Mitchell, were recently featured with two other local architects in an article in The Post and [...]
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